Cloudera Adds Scott Dietzen, Previously SVP, Applications at Yahoo!, President and CTO at Zimbra, and CTO of BEA Systems, to the Board
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – (Marketwire – June 2, 2010) – Cloudera, the commercial Apache Hadoop company, today announced that software industry veteran Scott Dietzen is joining its Board of Directors. A former senior executive at Yahoo!, Zimbra and BEA Systems, Dietzen brings a wealth of experience and leadership to Cloudera.
“Dietzen had a hand in establishing the web application platform category with WebLogic and in the open source and Web 2.0 waves with Zimbra,” said Mike Olson, CEO of Cloudera. “His experience growing innovative tech startups into wildly successful software businesses will be a tremendous asset to Cloudera.”
Dietzen has extensive leadership experience, having helped build, sell, and transition three major Internet technology companies. Most recently, he was SVP, Applications at Yahoo!, where his responsibilities included Yahoo! Mail, Messenger, Flickr, Answers, Groups, and Zimbra. He came to Yahoo! via the acquisition of open source email startup Zimbra, where he served as President and CTO. Before that Dietzen was CTO of BEA Systems — acquired by Oracle in 2008 — which he came to with the acquisition of Java and web application server pioneer WebLogic. Dietzen holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon.
“I have been very lucky in getting to work with hugely talented teams on transformative technologies that address essential and growing business needs,” said Dietzen. “Cloudera is in precisely this sweet spot — the Hadoop technology family has the chance to redefine how enterprises deal with exponentially growing data, and thereby deliver substantially more compelling and more customized products and services.”
Cloudera provides products, professional services, technical support and training that complement the popular Apache Hadoop open-source software package, enabling enterprises to lower their data-processing costs and get more value from the information they collect and generate. Hadoop is widely used in finance, government, telecom, media and entertainment, technology, research institutions and other markets.
Cloudera is revolutionizing enterprise data management by offering the first unified Platform for big data, an enterprise data hub built on Apache Hadoop. Cloudera offers enterprises one place to store, access, process, secure, and analyze all their data, empowering them to extend the value of existing investments while enabling fundamental new ways to derive value from their data. Cloudera's open source big data platform is the most widely adopted in the world, and Cloudera is the most prolific contributor to the open source Hadoop ecosystem. As the leading educator of Hadoop professionals, Cloudera has trained over 40,000 individuals worldwide. Over 1,700 partners and a seasoned professional services team help deliver greater time to value. Leading organizations in every industry plus top public sector organizations globally run Cloudera in production.
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